UConn signee Crystal Dangerfield has won a lot of things in her career. Add the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year to the list.
Dangerfield, a 5-foot-6 point guard at Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tennessee), a McDonald's All American and the heir apparent to Moriah Jefferson in Storrs, averaged 23.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a senior. After winning back-to-back state titles, Blackman's season came to an unexpected early end in the regional finals last month.
Dangerfield is a three-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee and a two-time gold medalist with USA Basketball. She is a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award, which will be announced Thursday. The Gatorade national winner will be announced next week.
The Morgan Wootten Award is given annually to the McDonald's All American who best exhibits outstanding character, leadership and the values of a student-athlete in the classroom and the community.
The McDonald's All American girls' game will be held March 30 in Chicago at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPNU.